State Representative and Lewisburg businessman Rick Tillis officially announced today his intentions to seek re-election to the Tennessee State House. According to Tillis, “Getting Tennessee back to work by creating jobs, giving tax incentives to small business, and reining in government spending” will be his top priorities. “We are facing unprecedented times, and there is nothing more important than having a trusted, steady hand at the wheel to work through our challenges we face as a state,” Tillis said. “Working with Governor Lee and Speaker Sexton, I believe I’m that man.”
Tillis says he thinks that there is much to accomplish in the days ahead including making sure the 92nd District is competitive for job creators, by keeping taxes low, eliminating unnecessary regulations and eliminate red tape that hurts job growth.
According to Tillis, since he has been in office, he has authored and passed legislation to reduce the size of government and increase accountability, cut taxes for manufacturers and on groceries, and accelerated the elimination of the Hall Income Tax. Tillis said that under his watch, he has also helped balanced Tennessee’s budget for the past four years. “It has been my highest honor to serve this district and I have always tried to put the people of the 92nd district first, “Tillis said. “We will continue to work with local officials to create a pro-growth environment for businesses willing to locate to this area, while always protecting our traditional conservative values.”
Representative Tillis and his wife Terry, run an independent small business in Lewisburg which he says has a reputation of trust with folks in the community. A former fire fighter, Tillis is says he is a lifelong conservative and a member of the National Rifle Association and Tennessee Right to Life.
He has also been an active member of Grace Church for over 27 years where he served as a deacon. Tillis currently serves on the powerful Finance, Ways and Means Committee, as well as the State Committee, and the Local Committee.